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The Witchery by the Castle

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Philadelphia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

At the entrance to castle. Reservations a must. They get very finicky about people walking up without as thousands pass by daily. Dark decor, low lighting, and candles. Food is presented as in all fine establishments. Kitchen craft is top notch; rich and delicious. Portions are spot on . Extensive wine list. Choices of a la carte or prie fixe...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is by far the best 3-course meal I've ever had in Scotland. And the ambiance was wonderful too: the restaurant was lit only by candle light and everything looked so precious. The staff was very friendly and their friendliness seemed genuine. The restaurant isn't cheap, but the food (aspargus salad, Beef Wellington, cake and ice cream) and the red...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband booked a lovely surprise trip here and it was amazing! You are right near everything location wise. This place is an experience you have to remember, it isn't just a hotel. We stared at all the beautiful antiques for ages! The staff can't do enough for you, treated like royalty! You have to go!!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is good, but not great. The wine list is fantastic. The service was excellent. Lunch for two including 1 appetizer (shared), 1 side dish (shared), 1 glass of wine, and tip was £ 108.00 For the food and atmosphere, about £ 75.00 would be more like it. I think the pricing reflects the proximity to Edinburgh Castle and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here - we were staying very close by and thought it looked interesting from the outside - but inside is a different story. There is a castle turret inside the restaurant, plants hanging from the ceiling and candlelit tables. Very romantic atmosphere - I wish it was either darker outside to create...

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Stirling, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been here before and was less than impressed I was pleasantly surprised with the lunch. There were 11 of us in a party and we have the 2 course lunch. The food came out promptly and the waiters were very courteous. It was slightly overpriced but I guess you pay for the atmosphere.

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Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and very private venue with great food and romantic atmosphere! I have been to many places, but never seen something like this before... you will never regret if visit it, its totally worth of attention. Candles light, medieval atmosphere.. what can be better for a roomantic evening in center of Edinburgh👑❤️

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Warrenton, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Witchery is located at the top of the Royal Mile, the main tourist area and immediately adjacent to Edinburgh Castle. It bills itself as a restaurant with rooms and we did both. Our suite was spectacular. Because each suite is unique, my comments are confined to the Semphill Suite. Located across the road from the restaurant and a few...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here with my wife last night, being our first night in Edinburgh. The Witchery had been recommended by two Scottish friends of ours. The Witchery did not disappoint. It is just near the Castle and is just below street level so if you have a table near one of the windows like we did you look up onto...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad to be invited to this excellent retaurant in Edinburgh, beautifully decorated, nice food, good service, nice selelection of wine, ideal for special celebrations. I will go there again next time I will visit Edinburgh.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Witchery by the Castle

Address: The Royal Mile 352 Castlehill | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: RM1,735 - RM3,060 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Witchery by the Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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The Witchery By The Castle Hotel Edinburgh
Witchery Edinburgh
Edinburgh Witchery
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“Dined at the restaurant”
686ay_eg_ld, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“We chose ' The inner sanctum' and were very pleased”
689JonG, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“When we stayed there was scaffolding outside the Library suite but wasnt a problem.”
peterg484, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps use the restrauant but not the rooms”
andrewmQ1382NB, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A suite over the road is quieter and you might get woken up by the resident bagpiper which adds to the ambience!”
jacklauder, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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